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The ANA Test and SLE lupus by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Wed 21 Nov 2012 11:32pm   Dear Carla, I have been being treated for SLE {lupus}/MTCD {Multiple connective tissue disorder } for about 4 yrs. I've had DVT {deep vein thrombosis}, PAH {Pulmonary arterial hypertension}, spilling protein, Anemia, low white blood cells, low RBC {red blood count}, low hemocrit {iron deficiency}, low vitamin D, high CRP {C-reactive pr ... Read on »
Defending the lupus diagnosis by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 May 2013 9:19am Hi Carla, I was diagnosed with Lupus 21 years ago. I understood from that rheumatologist that I had tested positive for ANA.  Now I have moved and am seeing a new rheumy.  She ran tests and my ANA was negative, so she now says I don't have lupus.  I had many positive ANA test results over the years. (Unfortunately I tried to get old reco ... Read on »
Can Lupus Cause Hepatitis? by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Sat 17 Nov 2012 4:19pm I'd like to share with you a reply I wrote to a woman who sent an inquiry to allexperts.com. Dear Allexperts- I was diagnosed back in 1992 with Lupus SLE. They tested me for ANA and other test because my white blood cell count was very low...that is when they told me I had Lupus. Now, stupidly I disregarded their diagnosis and never went ... Read on »
Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus Fact #7 – No single test for Lupus! by Lupus Adventurer Posted Mon 07 May 2012 1:33pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus:  There is no single laboratory test that can decide whether a person has lupus. Diagnosing lupus involves analyzing the results of several lab tests, a review of the person’s entire medical history, and the history of close family members.  When I was finally diagnosed with Lupus, I had demonstrated 7 of the ... Read on »
"Borderline Positive for Lupus" – What Does That Mean? by Wick D. Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:22am During a recent interview on Larry King Live on CNN, singer Lady Gaga stated that she tested borderline positive for lupus but that, as of right now, she does not have lupus.  But some have asked us, just what does “borderline positive” mean? No single laboratory test can determine whether a person has lupus. The anti-nuclear antibody (AN ... Read on »
"Borderline Positive for Lupus" – What Does That Mean? by Duane P. Patient Expert Posted Wed 02 Jun 2010 11:14am During a recent interview on Larry King Live on CNN, singer Lady Gaga stated that she tested borderline positive for lupus but that, as of right now, she does not have lupus. But some have asked us, just what does “borderline positive” mean? No single laboratory test can determine whether a person has lupus. The anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) ... Read on »
Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 1:23pm Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is lupus or another auto-immune disease.  In order to make such a diagnosis, the individual must first show clinical evidence of a multi-symptom disease (i.e., the individual has shown abno ... Read on »
Revealing Lupus Lies (HAWMC)- Day 14 by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Posted Sat 14 May 2011 12:00pm Image from Fanpop.com It seems that there are a lot of "lupus lies" floating about the public/media these days. I'm going to take some time to reveal some of the common ones which are extremely annoying. Just imagine you had an imaginary friend who spoke to you, you could see him but no one else could. You could hear ... Read on »
Sjogrens vs Lupus: Smackdown by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 1:40am OK this is going to be a long rant. I'm mad. I am a regular contributor on Allexperts.com , where people can write in about, well, anything, and ask an expert their question. I signed up as an expert in lupus. From the angle of living with it for 20 years and trying everything under the sun to deal with it. And some of it working quite well. ... Read on »
The Diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Assertive Approach  by Erica Verrillo Posted Fri 18 Jul 2014 7:25pm This paper (below) by Dr. Paul Cheney and Dr. Charles Lapp was written more than two decades ago. It contains detailed descriptions of numerous test abnormalities found in ME/CFS patients, all which can be used for diagnosis. In spite of the fact that these (and other) objective findings have been noted by specialists for decades, the CDC ... Read on »